Testing patients during seizures: A European consensus procedure developed by a joint taskforce of the ILAE - Commission on European Affairs and the European Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Association.

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serval:BIB_E4931E53ECF4
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Testing patients during seizures: A European consensus procedure developed by a joint taskforce of the ILAE - Commission on European Affairs and the European Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Association.
Journal
Epilepsia
Author(s)
Beniczky S., Neufeld M., Diehl B., Dobesberger J., Trinka E., Mameniskiene R., Rheims S., Gil-Nagel A., Craiu D., Pressler R., Krysl D., Lebedinsky A., Tassi L., Rubboli G., Ryvlin P.
ISSN
1528-1167 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0013-9580
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
57
Number
9
Pages
1363-1368
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
There is currently no international consensus procedure for performing comprehensive periictal testing of patients in the epilepsy monitoring units (EMUs). Our primary goal was to develop a standardized procedure for managing and testing patients during and after seizures in EMUs. The secondary goal was to assess whether it could be implemented in clinical practice (feasibility). A taskforce was appointed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)-Commission on European Affairs and the European Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Association, to develop a standardized ictal testing battery (ITB) based on expert opinion and experience with various local testing protocols. ITB contains a comprehensive set of 10 items that evidence the clinically relevant semiologic features, and it is adaptive to the dynamics of the individual seizures. The feasibility of the ITB was prospectively evaluated on 250 seizures from 152 consecutive patients in 10 centers. ITB was successfully implemented in clinical practice in all 10 participating centers and was considered feasible in 93% of the tested seizures. ITB was not feasible for testing seizures of very short duration.

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